Officials with an industrywide organization and State Farm Insurance recently honored local agent Steve Shipman with awards. He earned the Million Dollar Roundtable, an industrywide award honoring those in the top 1 percent of life insurance agents throughout the country based on premium sales. In addition, he became a member of the President’s Club honoring the top 50 from among 17,000 State Farm agents in 2007. In addition, he received the Chairman’s Circle, another State Farm award earned by 12 Missouri agents who are top sellers in life, health, bank, auto, home and mutual funds.

Shipman, a State Farm Insurance Company agent since 1984, has an office at 2690 S.W. Missouri 7, Blue Springs, and has lived in Blue Springs since 1978. Linda Shipman, his wife, serves as the local office’s manager.